Wednesday, 14 December 2016

BILLY IDOL: SHOCK TO THE SYSTEM ( 1993 )

TOTALLY RECALLING BILLY IDOL'S CYBERPUNK-INSPIRED VIDEO


One of the many 80's rock careers put on hold by Grunge, Billy Idol's entry into the brave new 90s didn't exactly pan out as planned, despite attempting to look futuristic, edgy and confrontational. However, looking back, this is a great slice of retro-MTV...from a time when MTV still played music. 

With the then-recent LA riots still in mind, at the beginning of the 90s people clearly expected William Gibson's dystopian cyberpunk novels such as Neuromancer and Count Zero to become reality. Luckily, that didn't happen...for at least fifteen years. 

Enjoy this visual mashup of Hellraiser III, the original Total Recall, and of course, Shinya Tsukamoto's cult hit, Tetsuo The Iron Man ( which you can see more of by scrolling down ).





Compare and contrast...


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